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oysters could be lost. >>> the sound of gunfire may soon echo across the runways at san jose international airport. city council members have given the green light last night for a plan that lets airport workers fire off guns to scare birds from the runways that would only be as a last resort, mind you. if noisemakers and blankets don't work. oakland and sfo already do it. san jose has reported 180 bird strikes since 2009. >>> talk about create testify. bart workers are using inflatable dancers to shoo birds a w it's to keep birds from laying eggs there. taxpayers are paying $5 million for them. that's $17,000 per nest for the birds. >> there you go. >>> the fate of a dog park in the east bay is in limbo. they didn't have enough votes to make a move on the dog play area at astro park. nowhere along lake merritt are dogs allowed off leash. animal fans want to turn a corner at lakeshore avenue and macarthur boulevard into a dog park. opponents say it's the right idea but the wrong location. the city council will take the issue up again on december 18. >>> 4:57 right now. mission accomplished
to not only congratulate unico for locating here in our very exciting part of our city, the international part where so many millions of visitors come every year. in fact, last year in 2011, over 16.3 million visitors came to san francisco and most of them found their way to unit square to the best shopping in the world. this is the center for arts and culture and of course it is our innovation capitol of the world and we are doing all of the right things to continue our success in the city. part of that success, is to work with great corporate citizens like unico and their efforts to make sure that they give their best effort to hire san franciscoans. today we celebrate not just a flag ship store but a store that has made corporate responsibility at the helm of their friend. there is over 500 people that they have already hired in this store. that is a fabulous contribution. they have worked that magic with our office of economic development, having spent weeks to train people who may not have gotten this opportunity. but for their out reach in this store, and then, they created a buzz and ex
the lamborghini was going. >> i think no matter who was driving, it's offensive to our city. they're investigating internally who it was. >> reporter: supervisor david chew represents district 3, which is the tunnel. >> this is dangerous, and inappropriate behavior. we can't have folks going 100 miles per hour through the broadway tunnel. >> reporter: the posting has since been removed, and he said they weren't drunk or going 100 miles per hour. and that he was neither driving or shooting the video. i confirmed that he did have access to an orange lamborghini, but not a convertible. interestingly, the posting was removed around the time i told the san francisco police chief president about the video. his reaction? an exasperated look on his face. john is a khaki, -- john sasaki, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> phillip tong is accused of stealing from the bank of america in the richmond district. they tracked him down from a finger print on a note handed to the teller. >>> new information tonight about a single car accident that happened yesterday in santa clara county. investigators identified the driv
, it's offensive to our city. they're investigating internally who it was. >> reporter: supervisor david chew represents district 3, which is the tunnel. >> this is dangerous, and inappropriate behavior. we can't have folks going 100 miles per hour through the broadway tunnel. >> reporter: the posting has since been removed, and he said they weren't drunk or going 100 miles per hour. and that he was neither driving or shooting the video. i confirmed that he did have access to an orange lamborghini, but not a convertible. interestingly, the posting was removed around the time i told the san francisco police chief president about the video. his reaction? an exasperated look on his face. john is a khaki, -- john sasaki, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> phillip tong is accused of stealing from the bank of america in the richmond district. they tracked him down from a finger print on a note handed to the teller. >>> new information tonight about a single car accident that happened yesterday in santa clara county. investigators identified the driver as 54-year-old gregory salter. they say he d
as a finalist to host this cool international parks conference in 2015 in which we are going to be welcoming cities from all over the country to learn how we do it here in san francisco. and then, just last month, and a big thank you to all of you, san francisco voters approved proposition b. the cleanest safe neighborhood parks fund which allows us to renovate and juvinate your parks. 83 years ago, uncle john mcclarin and if you go in the gm office you can see a picture of him. started the tradition of lighting this mile-long stretch of trees started and ending here in front of the lodge where he lived for a number of years. so this, this is san francisco official holiday tree right behind us, uncle john's tree. it is a cyrus that is more than 100 years old closer to 130 years old and tonight it sports over 550 christmas holiday lights. >> so i really want to give a big shout out to the rec and parks staff that has continued the tradition and i want to thank all of them and single out a few, bob pelosio who organized tonight's event. and i also want to single out loranie bamford whose team
really challenge ourselves as a city to make walking even more safe. and even though there's more people walking, there's local visitors, there's shoppers, there's international visitors coming, and they utilize our streets and the sidewalks even more. we have to do more. we can't be satisfied with just what we've done before because we have the data that shows us more and more where the hot spots are all over the city. and we have also been concentrating on what makes a neighborhood more dangerous for pedestrians, what makes a neighborhood more safer. and i suggest to you tonight that -- or today that in our downtown area is probably one of the most safest areas to walk buzz we pay a lot more attention to that area. but there are a lot of other places where we haven't considered the issues of lowering the speed, as we've done around our schools with walk sf. we haven't done enough study around the data, completed the data of collision and pedestrian injuries as well as we should have to make it safer. so, our pedestrian strategy really is in draft form. we have completed it in this mont
and automating more than 200 valves. >>> well, berkeley city council members are expected to vote tomorrow on whether to declare the city a no drone zone. unmanned aircraft are used by the department of homeland security to watch over u.s. ports and international borders. the fbi and a dozen police and sheriff's departments also have them. critics contend that the drones are an invasion of privacy. >>> we have to have our gas price story for the morning and this time it's encouraging news. gas prices continue to fall. aaa says the statewide average price for a gallon of regular is $3.57 down 24 cents from mid- november. the highest price in the bay area is san francisco at $3.62 but that's down 30 cents from a month ago. oakland at $3.51 and the average in san jose is also $3.51. >>> pleasant surprise for people parking in san francisco. never easy. the city's newer sf park meters charged less on average than the old models. the 7,000 newer devices set rates based on demand. and since their installation last year, average hourly rates have dropped by 14 cents. 17% of those meters offer hou
of the nutcracker is set in our own city by the bay, introducing audiences of all ages to the wonderful world of ballet. this holiday season, experienced the beauty of s f bellay's international cast of world class dancers in the nutcracker, a san francisco tradition since 1944. >> the san francisco ballet is a nutcracker starts this weekend ann plays through december 28th at the war memorial opera house on van ness ave. tickets start as low as $20 for some shows. others at $35. >> lights! camera! action! if this is your casting call for the 2012 dance along nutcracker goes hollywood! off this year's show follows fritz and clara to tinsel town as the hollywood is hauled out for the holidays! at the dance along nutcracker, you and the supporting cast of his are the stars. when the clapboard claps and the cameras roll, you may find yourself past starlets like judy garland and marilyn monroe, dodging bullets in the wild wild west shootout or plucking the maltese falcon from the minutes of a hard boiled detective. bring the kids to a daytime show or treat yourself to the dance a long red carpet g
the connecticut school massacre, the city gave away up to $200 in grocery gift cards. >>> lance armstrong has until today to appeal the ban imposed on him. he lost his seven titles december 6th, when the international cycling union banned him from the sport for life. those penalties came after the agency hit armstrong with similar sanctions for using banned substances. armstrong did not appeal that decision and it appears he won't challenge this latest ban. >>> all of our recent rain means waty++i levels are rising at local reservoirs. officials plan to release some water at the coyote dam and lake sonoma to make room for future rains. winds and rains have battered and toppled trees around the bay, berkeley police provided this picture. it shows part of a tree that fell on a moving patrol car. the officer was not hurt. this happened on -- yesterday. >> i heard a couple of loud cracking sounds and saw pedestrians pointing up. a couple small branches fell, blocked my view, i hit the brakes, abs activated, tree fell on top of the car. >> local arborist blames high winds for keeping crews like hi
with the department for 14 years. >>> other bay area headlines, berkeley city council members are expected to vote tomorrow on whether to declare the city a no drone zone. unmanned aircraft are used by the department of homeland security to watch over u.s. ports and international borders. the fbi and about a dozen police and sheriff's departments also have them. critics say the drones are an invasion of privacy. >>> a pleasant surprise for people parking in san francisco. in fact, it maybe unprecedented! the city's newer sfpark meters charge less on average than the old models. the 7,000 newer devices set rates based on demand and since their installation last year, average hourly rates have dropped by 14 cents. 17% of those meters offer hourly rates of a dollar or less. >>> 5:51. ecuador on high alert after several volcano eruptions. >> and the duchess dazzles. kate middleton makes her first public appearance since leaving the hospital. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> weak storm sliding through the bay area, a stronger line in the north bay through american canyon toward vallejo. more on your weather com
have locally dense fog. the drive running 22 minutes out of novato into the city. >> banking erica a quick story for you this morning. firefighters battle a one alarm fire at a commercial building in east oakland. >> the blaze reported about 1:30 a.m. at 6145 international boulevard a vacant building. the fire was under control in about 15 minutes. no reports of injuries. the filfire was started by squatters. >> authorities from the contra costa county will meet with the u.s. coast guard at 10:00 this morning that will search with sonar equipment. phillip stephen mattingly was working on his tugboat when he was in last saturday. please do not suspect foul play. his age and health may have contributed to his disappearance. >> police in pleasant hill are searching for a person who left a pipe bomb outside the elementary school. >> it was left in the parking nolot yesterday afternoon. >> we don't know if it was planted here and there were people here or if there were not people here. it was planted with what we believe to the intent to do damage to school. >> walnut creek and bomb squ
just screaming by. b.a.r.t. is a good way to get in the city. that system is are -- is reporting their trains online. the oakland coliseum, is not all that bad in case you are trying to catch a flight at oakland international. you will see some problems on the peninsula. put a circle there. northbound 101 near san bruno avenue, a car fire. they had to block a lane for the fire crews there. so traffic is gonna be busy from burlingame. 280 might get a better -- might be a better bet heading north. let's go to steve. >>> awesome fog reports coming in from twitter. spweather. some areas clear. the fog is in. i've heard that from pacifica and here comes the fog. it's dancing around, you know, if you have watched three or four times, you are gonna say, you've already said that. this time of year, even though it can start off sunny, that fog can start rolling in because a cold front rolls in. we want to highlight in. we will not get a lot of rain out of this system. it's cold now. it will get colder for us. if you are from the midwest or something, you are saying what are you talking ab
is our international status and we do that with all the sister cities, with all of the flag raisings, but this is kind of new. what i said to our counsel general it's special because it's kind of bringing forth the things that we have done and the things that we enjoy doing and placing it into a recognized celebration that goes for a long time, so i am proud to launch this here in san francisco, and if i may to not only let you know that it's a great honor to have the italian ambassador here in the united states. it's a great honor for it to be proclaimed italian culture day in san francisco. if i may present this to the counsel general. [applause] >> thank you and one more word of italian that i could do is gracia because i do have a mazatti waiting for me. >> it's right out in front. >> i won't ruin your language but we're proud here to be hosting this and we're going to be of course doing more in celebration and then i will get to have a chance to visit washington dc on the experience they have as well, so thank you very much everybody. [applause]
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